UA Journey

Anchorage

In 1915, construction for the Alaska Railroad started. Ship Creek Landing in Anchorage was selected as the headquarters. A “Tent City” was formed at the mouth of Ship Creek. Anchorage was incorporated in November 23, 1920. Today, Anchorage is the largest city in the State of Alaska with a population of over 270,000 and it continues to grow. The University of Alaska Anchorage began as Anchorage Community College establishing in 1954. The college became a four-year institution, changing its name in 1976. These men and women contribute and help grow to what the University of Alaska Anchorage is today.